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Turtle Poems

Turtle Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of turtle poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for turtle.

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Premium Member Defenseless

Defenseless and drained of power
The reason is simple, you are a victim
an emotionless being without a heart

Hell is the snake in the room no one talks about
brainwashed lackey  - screaming silence
- suppresses me with waves of steam

Missing a guardian...Read More
Categories: turtle, dark, deep, scary,
Form: Tristich



Flow Punk
happy Saint bucket
raisin keep
turtle pocket wail...Read More
Categories: turtle, words,
Form: Senryu
THE TURTLE
The turtle entered a race
Tried to run at his own pace
He fell way behind
Still crossed the finish line
Then, felt like it was just a waste

...Read More
Categories: turtle, fun, funny,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Turtle Wisdom
Turtle came to this child
when shattered dreams sliced her soul;
the pieces of me, all scattered among
fields of abuse and mayhem.
Offered protection for my fragile spirit
and taught me to be patient with my healing.
That a journey of a million miles,
is one...Read More
Categories: turtle, animal, friend, peace, philosophy, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Turtle Sees the Coming Storm

By day, Turtle is ornamental
he sits outside of a Chinese restaurant
by the side of an ornamental pond 
that has always been empty of fish.

The traffic creates a dusty coat on his
stone shell, yet his eyes are wide open,
they do not...Read More
Categories: turtle, poetry,
Form: Free verse



Motor Home
This new invention was very unique.
Both evil and efficient it solved a few problems.
It’s the mobile death van.

They’re nothing special to look at.

A normal paddy wagon based on a minibus.
Unmarked with a house of horrors inside.
21st Century style with electric...Read More
Categories: turtle, anger, angst, horror, international, political, power,
Form: Political Verse
Orwellian Rise
We live in a world where world leaders do what they want
Shoving nationalism down our throats here there and everywhere
From Putin the Dog’s Neo Soviet adventures in Ukraine and Syria

To President Trumpton’s use of American weapons like toys
Via England and...Read More
Categories: turtle, abuse, humanity, parody, political, satire,
Form: Verse
Purple Turtle
My mobile is a purple turtle. Made in Red China by brain dead slave labourers. It has some wonderful features. These include: 

Free TV. Pull up the delicate aerial and away you go. Ten channels and no licence. See the...Read More
Categories: turtle, computer, satire, technology, voice,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Turtle by the Door

The bears and wolves are few;
one threadbare widow mourning,
two grays as consumptive as smoke.
The large dwindle,
their bodies grow more awkward,
more at odds.
The heavier beasts sway
like drunks in the scant woods.
Under a pelting dark they come.
Beneath a stabbing ice, one by...Read More
Categories: turtle, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Turtle and the Wintu Maiden

A beautiful Wintu girl reached puberty. Her sisters were sent to find 
maple bark to make her an apron. 

It so happened that Turtle, the mischievous son of the mighty ‘Sky 
Turtle’ stopped at the village on his way to...Read More
Categories: turtle, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Horn Church Haiku on Sunday
Sunday Horn Haiku
Written on morning
of January 19, 2020
at St. James Episcopal
Church, Shallotte, NC

With God and His hand
We began to understand
Why minds will expand

We remember monk 
Who always would have much spunk
Slept in bottom bunk

God miracle made
His hand on us He...Read More
Categories: turtle, allegory, analogy,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Strange Tale of Turtle and Salt Woman

Turtle heard that Salt Woman was on the road again, and he was 
wanting a taste of her. Some miles from Cochiti, he stopped 
for directions at a Speedway gas station.
The dwarf who ran the garage could not speak, but...Read More
Categories: turtle, humanity,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member totter


uncompromising 
rut so deep horizon lost
turtle deep pond dives

...Read More
Categories: turtle, anxiety, loneliness, recovery from,
Form: Haiku
SILENT WHISPERS OF LOVE

A QUOTE FROM THE SILENT ONE , 
"Love in adversity, becomes stronger, more passionate and sacred"

One moment they were dancing iin the dawning light of morning 
and the next their hearts were dimmed, by life's bitter uncoring 
he was beginning...Read More
Categories: turtle, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Thirty Something
The first was a wee bird 
How clear the glass 
Its thud was loudly heard 
Rendered it to the earthen grass…
The second was the pig, squealing 
Yielding its life in a blood-letting, crass 
Still heard inside, the porky-pealing…

Swollen turtle mommy...Read More
Categories: turtle, angst,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Dinner Guests My m'lady-
She's not alone she brings a fly
A pet turtle dove and lots of pie
For eyes do stutter at ghosts
He leaves she stays he wants to toast

Dinner is served. No one sits
Rooms cold She covers herself with a quilt
Welcome my lady...Read More
Categories: turtle, adventure, anxiety, appreciation, cute love,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Speed Of God
The speed of a turtle is slow
A snail a little more
The speed a lion is fast
A cheetah way past
The speed of bird out class
An eagle's way is first class
The speed of sound is all around
The speed of light is very...Read More
Categories: turtle, age, america, beautiful, bible, confidence, courage, time,
Form: ABC
Rebuke Sadness With Perspective
In sad times, I recall King’s harassment
Stabbed at a book-signing in NYC
(Did they tell us King refused prosecution?)
Now, let us not forget Bonhoeffer
Young Dietrich in Nazi Germany, forewent
His fiancee’s company to work underground
Even returned from USA only to be nabbed...Read More
Categories: turtle, animal, appreciation, art, black african american, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Mr Eartle Must Die On Time
As expected, Mr. Eartle will die on time or sooner
We understand India has over 1.3 billion people
None of them are followers of Eartle or his turtle wax
But unlike the soon to be deceased man from America
The certificates in turtle wax...Read More
Categories: turtle, abuse, corruption, death, political,
Form: Free verse
Blue Light Bulbs and a Bottle of Bleach and The Incandescent Must Win - part 1
Blue Light Bulbs and a Bottle of Bleach and The Incandescent Must Win 
(part 1)
 					By: J.R. Wren

A wilting flower and a blade of grass
No presumptions of the way things ought to be
Feeding plenty on light through a tinted glass
Patiently...Read More
Categories: turtle, america, farm, muse, political, race, rap, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
The Cadence of My Heart
Morning found me on a river bank
basking in the warmth of the sun
I thought of myself as a turtle,  
believing my shell was armor
shielding my heart from everyone

I started to doze in placid tranquility
The sun's sultry breath laving my...Read More
Categories: turtle, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wrapped in Your Words
I hear your tender words of love 
      that echo in the winds, 
   and float on wings of turtle dove
         as loneliness rescinds.

Your words...Read More
Categories: turtle, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
Sky Balloons Purple Parade part 2 of 2
Strands of ribbons ride the sky with suns arrival
Children watch for birds and listen for the bands
To their delight music raises up horizons on the curve
Lifted like a curtain at the circus 
Curved at the ends where land meets sky

Higher...Read More
Categories: turtle, appreciation, children, fun, silly,
Form: Free verse
Sea Turtles and Death
I imagine death should be like
A gentle Great Barrier Reef sea turtle
Diving into azure clear water
Then islands of souls
Of bleached white coral
Then an awful, awful descent down
The bottom of the sea
Towards the blue coral forest
Now a big shiny black fish
Is...Read More
Categories: turtle, beauty, emotions, film,
Form: Free verse
Turtle
They called me turtle cause of my tough shell
I wasn’t born that way it comes from the ghetto a place called hell
Single parent home never knew my father
I felt so alone
Men thought they were going to win but I refuse...Read More
Categories: turtle, courage, deep, endurance, identity, self, strength, woman,
Form: Free verse